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Campaign '88 / Hart #554141

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 15, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Concord, New Hampshire: Fred Briggs) [Presidential candidate Gary HART - announces resumption of campaign] Scenes shown of Hart in Concord, New Hampshire, reentering race. [HART - comments on reentry.] 1984 New Hampshire primary reviewed. Miami, Florida, model Donna Rice scandal reviewed. [Lee HART - reentry was family decision.] Non- cands. Mario Cuomo, Sam Nunn and Bill Bradley mentioned. [HART - comments on reasons for reentry.] [Voice of HART - says campaign has no money and responds to questions concerning lack of funds.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(DC: Ken Bode) [From "Nightline", presidential candidate Gary HART - states doesn't have to be president to make contribution.] Hart's decision to reenter race reported stunning other cands. [Cand. Bruce BABBITT - speculates on Hart's chances.] [Senator Paul SIMON - maintain doesn't know what to expect.] Donna Rice's jeans commercial shown. Republican party leaders quoted regarding Hart's decision. [Hart aide Bill SHORE - says Hart will do well.] Hart family reported supporting action. [SHORE - Lee supports husband Gary.] [Daughter Andrea HART - ready to go through anything.] [Former Hart worker Teresa VILMAIN - has no idea why Hart reentered.] Hart's campaign debts and lack of workers discussed. [Iowa state chairperson Bonnie CAMPBELL - Hart workers are committed to other cands.] Hart's 1984 New Hampshire victory mentioned. [Former Hart coordinator Sue CALIGARI - will stay with Babbitt.] Hart's qualification for federal matching funds noted. [Federal Election Commission chairperson Scott THOMAS - decision will be made determining if Hart qualifies for funds.] Federal Election Commission officials quoted regarding Hart's matching funds. Character issues noted. "Washington Post "reported having documented evidence of Hart's other adulterous liaisons. "Washington Post" eds. quoted.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw; DC: Ken Bode) Hart's reentry into presidential race and impact upon Democratic party discussed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President cands. Michael Dukakis and Richard Gephardt quoted regarding Gary Hart's reentry into race. New York governor Mario Cuomo quoted. Cuomo mentioned could benefit from situation if it becomes broker convention Donna Rice reported losing job as No Excuses jeans model.

Bode, Ken;
Briggs, Fred;
Brokaw, Tom

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